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I have a Kitchen Aid Stand mixer. It has been packed in a box

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I have a Kitchen Aid Stand mixer. It has been packed in a box for awhile. When I unpacked the mixer it was laying on it's side and oil (or something) had dripped from it.
Now I am afraid to use. Is it safe to us, or would the motor burn up?
Cherie Brittain
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  bonzaco replied 6 months ago.
OK grease is used in the gearbox which may have seeped slightly. I would run the appliance and take note of the noise, if its excessive then get a repairman to have a look. there is no grease or oil used in the motor part.